The last time Brazil played at home in the World Cup finals a 2-1 loss to Uruguay ended their hopes of a winning a first world title and plunged the country into a state of mourning.
Carlos Alberto, Brazil`s skipper in their 1970 World Cup-winning side, on Tuesday described this year`s hosts of the global football showpiece event Brazil as being "in transition."
World Cup hosts Brazil might not admit it but they will already have one eye on the last 16 and a potential clash with holders Spain or Netherlands after a favourable draw on Friday.
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has said he will be looking for a new club in January when the transfer window opens again.
Ronaldinho has not given up hope of earning an international recall by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for next year`s World Cup.
Brazil`s legendary footballer Ronaldo has said he will not mind if Miroslav Klose breaks his World Cup scoring record next year.
Brazilian soccer legend Pele on Wednesday launched a luxury limited edition book documenting his career -- and also giving a nod to The Beatles.
Young Brazil playmaker Neymar has improved since leaving Santos for Barcelona in June and could go on to become the best player in the world, according to compatriot Ronaldo.
Confederations Cup champions Brazil climbed up 13 places to ninth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, while England continued their slide as they dropped down to 15th.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari forecast Barcelona would get their money`s worth from Neymar after the starlet again showed his mercurial talent in Saturday`s win over Italy.
Brazil and Italy will be battling to avoid the daunting likelihood of a semi-final against world champions Spain.
Brazil striker Neymar has denied reports he is carrying an injury and declared himself certain to start in Brazil`s Confederations Cup Group A match against Mexico on Wednesday.
England recorded an unlikely draw against Brazil as Roy Hodgson`s side battled from a goal down to take the lead before Paulinho sent the iconic Maracana Stadium into raptures with a late leveller.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Tuesday will announce a 23-man squad for next month`s FIFA Confederations Cup.
Barcelona are closing in on Santos star Neymar as the Brazil international is scheduled to travel to Catalunya in July to open talks with the Blaugrana, Goal.com can reveal.
Defender Giorgio Chiellini has been left out of the upcoming friendly between Italy and Brazil, Italy doctor Enrico Castellacci confirmed.
Brazilian football star, Bruno de Souza has been found guilty of ordering hit men to brutally murder her ex-girlfriend, Eliza Samudio in June 2010.
Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari has named Ronaldinho in his 20-man squad for his side`s friendly against England in February.
Real Madrid defender Marcelo is facing a three-month spell on the sidelines after sustaining a broken metatarsal while on international duty with Brazil.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes is set to include Kaka in a four-pronged attacking formation for Thursday`s international friendly against Iraq in Malmo.
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